A picture of a Spike Spurflower

Spike Spurflower

Plectranthus spicatus

Also known as

Ritsblom Spoorsalie (Afr.)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

20cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Spike Spurflower Overview

A small shrub (up to 700mm tall) with many branches standing upright. Flowering in Autumn with a strong smell of camphor. Naturally occurring on rock outcrops in the Eastern Cape (South Africa) and extending up North beyond Mpumalanga. Found in both full sun to light shade. It is a great succulent for pot plants or rockeries.

Common problems with Spike Spurflower

Problem free

    How to propagate Spike Spurflower

    Cuttings

    Take 5-10cm cuttings, remove leaves from bottom halve and plant in a sandy soil mixture.

    Seed

    Seed wil germinate in 21- 28 days.

    Special features of Spike Spurflower

    Indoor plant

    Drought resistant

    Pot plant

    Attractive flowers

    Attractive leaves

    Other uses of Spike Spurflower

    Ornamental

    A great succulent for pot plants or rockeries.